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SERVIR - Himalaya

Begun in 2010 at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the overarching purpose of the SERVIR-Himalaya initiative is to improve environmental decision-making in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region through dissemination and analyses of earth observation information. Stakeholders for this kind of information range from decision-makers at the regional level addressing trans-boundary issues, to national governments, scientists, students, the general public, USAID, other donors, and development practitioners working in the region. Ultimately, SERVIR should help to reach beyond the scientific community to ensure an impact on communities. SERVIR-Himalaya is intended to strengthen ICIMOD’s capabilities as an established regional resource center on geospatial information and Earth observation applications for the HKH region.

Current Conditions

Areas of focus for SERVIR-Himalaya include the development of decision support tools for monitoring snow and glacier melt, georeferencing biodiversity information, improving search and download capability for geospatial data sets covering the Himalayan region, validating national scale land-cover products, and more.

Partner Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan

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Reuters news agency features SERVIR-developed Nepalese forest fire alert system.

Reuters news agency features SERVIR-developed Nepalese forest fire alert system.

On 16 May 2013, the Reuters news agency (Thomson Reuters Foundation) ran a story about the forest fire alert system developed by...
SERVIR's Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Flash Flood Early Warning System Deployed in Bangladesh

SERVIR's Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Flash Flood Early Warning System Deployed in Bangladesh

Every year, flash floods cause widespread destruction of property, and even loss of life, in the communities of northern Bangladesh's...

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Forest Fire Detection and Monitoring System for Nepal, with SMS Alerts

Forest Fire Detection and Monitoring System for Nepal, with SMS Alerts

The forest fire detection and monitoring system uses satellite data to help fire managers, rangers, and other fire officials in Nepal...
SERVIR's new International Space Station (ISS) camera featured on NASA TV's ISS Update

SERVIR's new International Space Station (ISS) camera featured on NASA TV's ISS Update

On March 26, SERVIR's new International Space Station (ISS) camera -- ISERV -- was featured on NASA TV's ISS Update. ...

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Young researchers from around the world find MyCOE / SERVIR Capstone event an inspiration

Young researchers from around the world find MyCOE / SERVIR Capstone event an inspiration

During this first-of-its-kind gathering, the Capstone Fellows described their research projects and shared their hopes and plans as stewards...
SERVIR Demand Workshop streamlines efforts among SERVIR team members world wide

SERVIR Demand Workshop streamlines efforts among SERVIR team members world wide

To help SERVIR achieve its mission, the project's Demand Team from Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) invited SERVIR team members...

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Young researchers from around the world find MyCOE / SERVIR Capstone event an inspiration

Young researchers from around the world find MyCOE / SERVIR Capstone event an inspiration

During this first-of-its-kind gathering, the Capstone Fellows described their research projects and shared their hopes and plans as stewards...
SERVIR Demand Workshop streamlines efforts among SERVIR team members world wide

SERVIR Demand Workshop streamlines efforts among SERVIR team members world wide

To help SERVIR achieve its mission, the project's Demand Team from Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) invited SERVIR team members...